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2018 Summer Camp

Every summer promises to be fun-filled with lots of learning and laughing. The 2018 Summer Camp Brochure is now available to download! Summer camp will run for eight weeks beginning on Monday, June 18th through Friday, August 10th. The Field Trip calendar will be available in mid-April.

Download the 2018 Summer Camp Brochure and Registration Forms. Registrations will only be accepted by mail from Monday, February 26th through Friday, May 4th. For questions regarding summer camp, please contact Director of Elementary Programs, Natalie Duarte. If you would like a hard copy of the brochure or registration forms, please visit our main offices at 1724 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, 94501.

We also offer a summer camp for teens! Contact Director of Teen Programs, Maria Tijerino for more information.

Girls Elementary Program

2017-18 School Year Registration
Registration for the 2017-18 school year is by appointment only. Please note that there is limited space in our program. We currently pick up from Franklin, Haight, Maya Lin, Nea, Wood (for 4th and 5th grade girls only), Paden, and Ruby Bridges Elementary Schools.

Download Registration Forms, the Fee Table & Payment Schedule, and FAQs. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact Natalie Duarte, Director of Elementary Programs, with questions or to set up your registration appointment.

Teen Program 2017-2018

Eureka! is a national, five-year program created by Girls Inc. to encourage girls to explore career paths in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program consists of four weeks of intensive programming during the summer (years 1-4) and additional sessions throughout the school year. The next enrollment period will begin in January 2019. To learn more, download the Eureka! Program brochure.

For more information, please contact Director of Teen Programs, Maria Tijerino.

Passport to Success
Girls in grades 6-12 can sign up for their very own Passport to Success! Passport to Success is a FREE resource series that takes place on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Girls Inc. of the Island City. The series empowers girls by enabling them to learn new information, acquire and develop skills, build self-confidence, and have fun. The series is comprised of five workshops that promote college readiness, self-sufficiency, leadership, personal safety, and positive decision making. To learn more, download the Passport to Success brochure.

For more information, please contact Director of Teen Programs, Maria Tijerino.

Alameda Island Kids

Alameda Island Kids logoAlameda Island Kids Update: For the 2017-18 school year, we are currently running AIK programs at five school sites: Bay Farm, Earhart, Edison, Franklin, and Otis. No new AIK program was able to open for the 2017-18 school year to make up for the closure of AIK Lum. We are working where possible to expand our AIK program to accept our many wait-listed families. Please contact the AIK site director at your school for availability updates.

Alameda Island Kids is a service provided by Girls Incorporated of the Island City since 1981. We provide state licensed, on-site child care specially designed to care for boys and girls in kindergarten through 5th grade at five elementary schools in Alameda. Currently the service is offered at Bay Farm, Earhart, Edison, Franklin, and Otis Elementary Schools. At each school site, we maintain safe, quality centers while adhering to the required school-age ratio of 14 children to 1 adult. For more information, visit our Alameda Island Kids page.

Enrollment Schedule for 2018-2019
In-person enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year will begin on April 16, 2018. Packets will soon be available online to download and can also be picked up at all Alameda Island Kid school sites during the enrollment period. For more information, download the Enrollment Schedule.

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Women Who Dare

Thanks to the generous and enthusiastic support of our sponsors, attendees, donors, and volunteers, we had an incredibly empowering and inspirational Hats Off to Women Who Dare luncheon at the beautiful Oakland Scottish Rite Center on February 10th, 2018. Because of you, we raised over $100,000 to support innovative and transformative programs that inspire girls to be strong (healthy), smart (educated), and bold (independent).

Learn more or view photos from our inspirational event.

Check out GRUFF,
one of our newest and most popular Girls Programs

GRUFF, Girls Reading to Understanding Furry Friends, is a fun and innovative reading literacy program in partnership with Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). It provides girls the opportunity to practice reading in a non-judgmental environment while helping to socialize shelter animals. GRUFF was featured on KTVU Fox 2's Bay Area People with Claudine Wong. View the segment here.